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Management (MGT) Course Descriptions

MGT 5003  Conceptual Foundations of Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
This course examines the evolution and development of conceptual frameworks for understanding managerial work and organizational processes within the context of changing environments. An integrated strategic management perspective is emphasized.

MGT 5043  Management and Behavior in Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
The course focuses on factors affecting individual and group behavior in organizations. It includes organizational behavior topics such as motivation, perception, job attitudes, job design, leadership, and individual differences. It also includes organizational theory topics such as organizational structure, design, culture, and environmental influences.

MGT 5053  Advanced Organizational Communication
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043.
A survey of theoretical and functional aspects of organizational communication, stressing interpersonal, intra- and interorganizational, and intercultural communication.

MGT 5093  Leadership
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
An advanced course in organizational behavior that examines traditional and contemporary perspectives on leadership and the group process toward which leadership is directed. The course includes applications of leadership theory to contemporary organizational problems.

MGT 5133  Organizational Decision Making
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
An advanced course in organizational behavior focusing on the behavioral elements of the decision-making process. Drawing on theory and research in several disciplines, the course examines individual, group, and organizational decision-making models. Emphasis on prescriptive models for effective decision making.

MGT 5153  Social Issues in Business
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043.
Focuses on the forces surrounding the secularly oriented, technologically energized, and scientifically administered business sector of Western society. Develops an understanding of the underlying and basic forces that have fostered and shaped business. Emergence of the social responsibility ethic is examined.

MGT 5183  Global and Comparative Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
Examination of management challenges facing multinational and international business. Includes the study of organization options, political risk and strategy, staffing, communication, multicultural negotiations, and cross-cultural behavior and management. Emphasis on different countries’ approaches to competing, notably East Asia, Mexico, and Europe.

MGT 5233  International Business Analysis
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
The opportunity to develop strategic opportunities in international business through the analysis of international trade and other international statistics. Extensive use of the Internet and international databases to find, evaluate, analyze, and develop international business opportunities. Emphasis is on developing export and import trade and transportation opportunities.

MGT 5243  International Business Strategy
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Emphasis on how firms create global bases of sustainable competitive advantage. Examines strategic problems unique to global business competition, including dimensions of perceived environment uncertainty, international entry-mode choices, global sourcing, and creating entry barriers to defendable product markets.

MGT 5253  Ethics and Globalization
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
This course explores the differing standards of permissible behavior of companies attempting to remain competitive in a global marketplace. How leaders make responsible decisions in conflicting environments is examined through interactive learning experiences that include group discussions, group projects, self-directed evaluations and problem-solving exercises. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their own personal values and beliefs as well as the importance of accountability for responsible leadership. In addition, students will be provided with foundations for ethical reasoning laying the groundwork for responsible decision-making.

MGT 5623  Employee Relations/Negotiations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
An analysis of various employee relations systems in organizations. Emphasis on various formal and informal discipline, grievance, and appeal systems in private and public organizations, as well as group and individual negotiation and dispute resolution processes.

MGT 5633  Effective Negotiating
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
An advanced course on the theory and processes of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. The course is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems that are faced by the manager and professional.

MGT 5643  Management of Personnel and Human Resources
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
Management’s approach to and the techniques for handling the human resources in an organization. An examination of the primary management activities involved in the procurement, development, utilization, and maintenance of its human resources. Course focuses on behavioral and social science findings as they relate to the policy and practice of managing the employment relationship.

MGT 5723  Labor Relations in the Public Sector
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
An analysis of the unique role of labor relations at the federal, state, and local levels. Consideration is given to relevant legislation and how and why public employees organize for collective bargaining. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of bargaining and contract administration and how they relate to the public in general.

MGT 5733  Employment Law and Legislation
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5043 or consent of instructor.
An analysis of the various laws and administrative rulings having an impact on the employment process of organizations. Focus is on the law as it affects various administrative decisions in recruiting, selection, training, promoting, and other employment areas, including benefits and labor relations.

MGT 5813  Strategic Human Resources Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5643 or consent of instructor.
An examination of the overall role and functions of human resource management in relation to an organization’s strategic planning process. Emphasis is on human resource issues of strategic importance to an organization’s top management. Course focuses on the broader issues of human resource management policy, practice, and trends.

MGT 5903  Strategic Management and Policy
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Completion of the M.B.A. Core courses or consent of instructor.
A course intended to integrate material taken in the M.B.A. program, as well as to broaden the horizons of the student beyond the focus on the firm. The macroeconomic aspects of the economy and contemporary problems and trends of business are covered. Students who earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in this course will satisfy the comprehensive examination requirement. A student who receives a grade of “B–,” “C+,” or “C” may still satisfy this requirement by successfully passing a comprehensive examination as set out in this catalog.

MGT 6123  Healthcare Strategic Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Strategic management of healthcare organizations involves both making good decisions about where you want your organization to go and deciding how to get there. This course will focus on both direction issues and execution issues. Students will do case studies of current healthcare organizations. (Same as BOH 6123. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 6123 and BOH 6123.)

MGT 6133  Organizational and Managerial Issues in Healthcare Delivery
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
An analysis of the organizational and managerial implications of clinical issues in the delivery of healthcare. Students have the opportunity to examine quality of care issues and concerns related to patient care that affect how healthcare organizations are managed. (Same as BOH 6133. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 6133 and BOH 6133.)

MGT 6923  Healthcare Management Internship
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, 15 semester credit hours of graduate work, and consent of instructor. Internship must be approved in advance by the Internship Coordinator and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Supervised full- or part-time off-campus work experience and training in healthcare management. Individual conferences and written reports required. (Same as BOH 6923. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 6923 and BOH 6923.)

MGT 6943  Management Internship
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, 15 semester credit hours of graduate work, and consent of instructor. Internship must be approved in advance by the Internship Coordinator and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Supervised full- or part-time off-campus work experience and training in management. Individual conferences and written reports required.

MGT 6951-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but no more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree.

MGT 6961  Comprehensive Examination
1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Approval of the appropriate Graduate Program Committee to take the Comprehensive Examination.
Independent study course for the purpose of taking the Comprehensive Examination. May be repeated as many times as approved by the appropriate Graduate Program Committee. Enrollment is required each term in which the Comprehensive Examination is taken if no other courses are being taken that term. The grade report for the course is either “CR” (satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination) or “NC” (unsatisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination).

MGT 6971-3  Special Problems
(1-0, 2-0, 3-0) 1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree.

MGT 6983  Master’s Thesis
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission of the Graduate Advisor of Record and thesis director.
Thesis research and preparation. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Master’s degree. Credit will be awarded upon completion of the thesis. Enrollment is required each term in which the thesis is in progress.

MGT 7013  Seminar in Organizational Behavior
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Critical examination of the theory and research pertaining to individual and group behavior within the context of a larger work organization system.

MGT 7023  Seminar in Organization Theory
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Critical examination of the theory and research pertaining to the relationships of organization structure and processes to complex environmental conditions. Multiple theoretical paradigms will be examined.

MGT 7033  Seminar in Strategic Human Resources
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A critical examination of research linking the management of human resource policies, practices, and deployments in the context of internal and external environments with the performance of the organization.

MGT 7043  Foundations of Strategy
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A critical examination of the theoretical foundations of corporate strategy, especially the relationship between strategy and organizational performance.

MGT 7053  Empirical Approaches to Strategy
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A critical examination of the empirical foundations of corporate strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the design of empirical studies of strategy.

MGT 7073  Seminar in Organization and Management Studies
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally available as part of the regular course offerings. This seminar may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Doctoral degree. Topics can include: International Management, Knowledge Management, Ethics, or Strategic Management of Human Capital among others.

MGT 7211-6  Doctoral Research
1 to 6 hours credit.
May be repeated for credit upon approval of the Doctoral Studies Committee, but not more than 24 hours may be applied to the Doctoral degree.

MGT 7311-6  Doctoral Dissertation
1 to 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy for the Doctoral degree in business.
May be repeated for credit upon approval of the Doctoral Studies Committee, but not more than 12 hours may be applied to the Doctoral degree.

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